I love to cook and even more, to bake, but I have 2 factors working against me: One, I hate to clean, which makes me hesitate to make a big mess and try more complicated recipes, and two, I have a very very tiny kitchen so not much room to store my supplies and it makes it very difficult to do my cooking and baking. I still manage to whip up plenty of fabulous meals and desserts, though ;-)! People ask me for recipes all the time...even my picky eater husband has expanded his repertoire of favorite foods now. Most of my kitchen concoctions are created with the help of my 3-year-old daughter, a budding baker in her own right, who absolutely insists on helping me every time I'm in the kitchen. I don't like relying on prepared or convenience foods, so tasty from-scratch dishes that can be made with a minimum of fuss, especially when accompanied by a small child, are always of interest to me.